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Using Wood Wisely

We're committed to Using Wood Wisely

Here at Norbord (the company that produces Conti@Home products) we are dedicated to making the very best of wood, throughout the entirety of its usable life. Our Use Wood Wisely campaign highlights some of the ways that wood is currently being misused and offers alternatives to these misguided practices. 

 Our environmental accreditation

ISO 14001: 2004 Accreditation

ContiBoard is produced at our South Molton site, which has adopted best environmental practices for many years, first working with the Soil Association in early 1992.

In 2000, we committed to working within the requirements of ISO 14001, an accreditation that specifies the criteria for an environmental management system. ISO 14001 applies to the environmental aspects that we have control over, and over those that we can be expected to have an influence.

We’re proud to say that as a result, Norbord South Molton became the first board production plant in the UK to achieve the certification, and all of our plants now possess ISO 14001!

Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC)

In 1999, Norbord South Molton became the first UK board manufacturer to obtain FSC® certification through the Soil Association, working together to help acheive sustainable forestry practice.

What does FSC certification mean for you?

The FSC trademark is a label on timber and wood products that indicates the wood comes from a well-managed forest. It gives you assurance that the forest of origin has been independently inspected and evaluated to comply with an internationally agreed set of strict environmental, social and economic standards.

The accreditation recognises that the woodlands providing the timber not only support sustainable forestry harvesting and replanting programmes, but also support the holistic view of woodland use, taking into account habitats of wildlife and the impact on local people.

As a consumer, the FSC trademark enables you to choose timber (such as ContiBoard) in the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests. By buying from a certified source, you provide an incentive in the marketplace for all-round good forestry practice.